The Friends of the Thomaston Public Library’s Friday Night Film Series, screening films weekly at 6:30 p.m. in Room 200 of the library, 60 Main St./Route 1, focuses on Alfred Hitchcock this month.

On Friday, March 8, the series will screen “Rear Window” (1954, USA). As his broken leg heals, wheelchair-bound professional photographer L.B. Jefferies (James Stewart) becomes absorbed with the parade of life outside his window — specifically a mysterious man whose behavior has him convinced a murder has taken place. He enlists the help of his girlfriend (Grace Kelly) to investigate. Their prying leads to a hold-your-breath gripping ending.

The PG-rated film runs 115 minutes. Still to come in the Hitchcock series are: March 15, “Notorious” (1946, USA); March 22, “Rebecca” (1940, USA); and March 29, “Shadow of a Doubt” (1943, USA).

Friday Night Films are open to the public and free of charge, but donations are gratefully accepted. The Thomaston Academy Building is handicapped accessible from the rear entrance. For more information, call the library at 354-2453.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or